A Finely Carved Black Forest Animalier Group



Carved in a well patinated walnut, mounted on an elliptical base, the naturalistic setting shows a slaughtered stag, surmounted by an eagle with spread wings. Probably Brienz, Circa 1870

Brienz, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland was remarked upon in Baedeker’s Travel Guide, as having a population of 2400, of whom 600 persons were employed as woodcarvers, to supply the tourist trade to Switzerland with mementos of the tour. A museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today.

Literature; ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest’ by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 for similar examples

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